Seven’s current series of House Rules has quietly changed prizes this year.
Instead of paying off the mortgage of its series winner, it is offer a base $200,000 prize.
In previous seasons Seven has paid mortgages to the value of $460,000 (2013), $520,000 (2014), $250,000 (2015) and $120,000 (2016).
A Seven spokesperson told TV Tonight, “We decided to make it a cash prize this year to give the winner the freedom to spend the money exactly how they wanted to.
“This year’s winner will walk away with their home completely renovated from top to bottom, inside and out, and $200,000 cash in their bank account.”
The prize is also $50,000 less than My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef, but twice the value of Biggest Loser: Transformed.